Instrument Student - Looking for syllabus

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  1. PBristolJr

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    My dad got his CFII in order to save me some dollar bills, he doesn't intend on instructing instruments after his one and only student (me :D) is done. We're trying to find/come up with a syllabus to stick to. I've come across a few on google, just looking for opinions.
    Thanks!
     
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    1. Jeppesen's
    2. The Instrument PTS
    3. Any really good text
     
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    Isn't syllabi or lesson creation part of getting your CFI-I?
     
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    The latter two are not syllabi, but Jeppesen's is very good, as is Gleim's. Alternatively...
     
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    ...he can develop his own from scratch, as anyone with a CFI ticket should be able to do for any course of training which s/he is authorized to instruct. That said, I'd be happy to develop one especially for the OP's situation...


    ...for a price, instrument training being my primary business. "Call for quote."
     
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    That was pretty cool of your dad to do for you.
     
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    I base my instruction off the Jeppesen syllabus roughly and tweak from there. In instrument training, there are a lot of variables, it's difficult to follow any syllabus to the letter.
     
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    He was a military II, so the rating was attained by simply showing documentation to the FSDO. He's great though! Very supportive.

    I'll take a look at Jeppesen's, I'd just like something that I could study/fly on the sim at home, then go out and log it.
     
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    look for some of the FBO or flight school websites, there are a lot of syllabus written by the instructors and you can find a few and compare which one fits you better. my training syllabus was written by my instructor, but this is mean for that instructor's training, every instructor got different styles. will you be training on six packs or glass cockpit?
     
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    No glass cockpit for me, unfortunately.
     
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    ...and syllabus/lesson plan development isn't part of military flight instructor training -- everything's handed to them. :sigh: As I said above, the Jepp and Gleim syllabi are both fine.

    Are you looking for a syllabus or course material? You can't just take a syllabus and "study/fly" it on a sim, because a syllabus is just a list of what subjects/topics are to be taught in what order. If you really want something to study on your own to learn the IR material, I'd suggest Jeppesen's interactive on-line instrument training program:
    http://jeppdirect.jeppesen.com/main/store/product_details.jsp?id=prod420026_ca
    You can also order the flight training syllabus separately:
    http://jeppdirect.jeppesen.com/main/store/product_details.jsp?id=prod951

    Finally, I'd caution against trying to teach yourself instrument flight procedures and techniques on a sim at home. Make sure you start with a lesson from your instructor/dad, and then practice what you've been taught (and only what you've been taught). Otherwise, you can be teaching yourself poor procedures and bad habits of which your dad will just have to break you before teaching it to you properly.
     
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    The only unfortunate part of that situation is the lower re-sale price of your trainer.
    In learning flight by instruments using the analog panel, you will become better at keeping track of positional awareness, and more adept at managing yourself in the system. When you have to keep your finger on the location on the paper in your lap, you get good at visualizing the aircraft in 3-D space, and planning how to get to the next fix. You develop a "feel" for headings and wind correction. You are a pilot, not just a systems manager.
    Then, later, when you have become rich & famous and you get the ship with the glass panel, it is all so easy - but you still have the skills. Alas, such is not always the case for those who trained behind pretty screens. So count your blessings.